Knocksense: A local content and recommendations platform

'Oxygen monitoring system' set up in Lucknow to ensure seamless O2 supply in city hospitals

Oxygen is being supplied to Lucknow hospitals under strict police protection.

In the thick of inflating COVID-19 infections in Lucknow, the Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, announced that an 'oxygen monitoring system' has been set up here. Under the blanket of this system, "a Command Control Centre has been opened at Home Department in Lucknow," the official added.

Movement of oxygen tankers can be now be monitored live

Speaking about the new monitoring system, the ACS mentioned that through this Management Information System (MIS), the movement of oxygen tankers can be monitored live and viewed on a map. The software's dashboard will also analyse and inform, if the tanker is getting delayed either in filling or in transportation. The ACS also added that an app will be formulated and installed in each driver's mobile phone to act as GPS.

This new venture has come into effect at a time when there is an acute crunch of medical-grade oxygen in the city and complaints by hospitals have also surfaced, pertaining to the availability of the life-saving gas. Moreover, to facilitate the movement of these tankers in a seamless mode, oxygen is being supplied to Lucknow hospitals under strict police protection. The state government also plans to conduct an oxygen audit in collaboration with IIT Kanpur, IIM Lucknow and IIT BHU, for proper monitoring of medical oxygen.

Oxygen tanker on its way to Lucknow from Chhattisgarh

Pawan Kaushal

Alongside these measures, to cope with the swelling O2 demands, the second 'Oxygen Express' reached Lucknow's Charbagh Railway Station at around 6:30 AM on Saturday. This special vehicle, as the name suggests, is a Centre-approved oxygen transport train that has created the availability of around 30,000 litres of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) in the state, as per reports.

The Divisional Commissioner was quoted saying, "The oxygen supply from Bokaro has been sent to hospitals in Lucknow and Barabanki. Some supplies have been diverted to patients in home isolation." It is to be noted that the state government has made it mandatory for patients in home isolation to produce a doctor's prescription along with their Aadhar card, before they can buy oxygen cylinders.

Further, to strengthen the city's medical infrastructure, another oxygen tanker is on its way to Lucknow from Chhattisgarh. This tanker will be reaching Medanta Hospital today, ushering in hopes for patients under respiratory distress.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

Keep reading... Show less

Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

Keep reading... Show less

Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

Keep reading... Show less

Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

Keep reading... Show less

​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

Keep reading... Show less

The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

Keep reading... Show less

Most Read